Sunday, May 18, 2014

Forest Light

Forest Light  18X24 Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas  SOLD

This is another in my tree series.  These trees have their own personality and history. Lots of stories to tell.  Maybe I should do one that reflects the elders.


Thursday, May 15, 2014


Rejuvenation, reworked  24X18 Oil on Canvas  $495

My last post was of this painting.  As I watched it in different light it appeared too dark for me so out came the palette knives and more texture and colour was added.  I like this better.

There is more variety in the values in this one.


Saturday, April 26, 2014


Rejuvenation 24X18 Oil on Canvas  $495

Spring is my favourite season.  Life comes anew.  Small buds show their strength so quickly. The life and energy of the season is inspiring.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Strata Wall

Strata Wall 24X24 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas $495

This was a challenge.  I do believe I painted it 4 times.  It started out mostly black and white with blue grey sky and grey ground.  My sensibilities just couldn't live with that so each day more and more color appeared.  Then when I had the house to myself (who knows why that made a difference) I decided to get out the palette knives, put out a full slate of colors and away I went.  The walls stayed the same but everything else livened up. The trees in the painting are not as purple as they appear here.

Happy Painting.


Monday, March 31, 2014


Spring 12X12 Oil on Canvas SOLD

Yeah!  Spring is here.  The light is different and life is appearing everywhere.  Isn't it wonderful.

The colors in this painting are actually richer than they appear but when I take the photo in the sun it washes some of the color away.  I will try for a better photo later

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tulips and Sunshine

Tulips 12X12 Oil on Canvas SOLD

Light is everything.  Yesterday I took Star for a walk around our Strata.  It wasn't sunny but it wasn't raining either.  I had my camera with me and took photos of one of my favorite subjects, trees.  Today when it was sunny I thought I could do the same photos when the sun is shining.  What a difference LIGHT makes.  In the final photo you will see Star in the bottom center and see how blessed I am to live where I do.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

High Noon

High Noon 24X24 Oil on Canvas  SOLD

This is a richly colorful oil painting with thick palette knife paint.  Painted on the sides so that it can be hung without a frame.